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Kenworth C509 - Mammoet

Maker:  Drake Collectibles
Model No:  410304
Scale:  1:50
Review Date:  July 2023

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Detail   (max 30) 28
Features   (max 20) 17
Quality   (max 25) 23
Price   (max 15) 11
Overall   (max 100) 87%


Mammoet Kenworth C509 + Freighter Road Train Video 
Mammoet branded box.
Impressive Kenworth.
Coiled lines plug in to the deck.
Superb details.
The engine.
Profile view.
Soft mud flaps.
Cab details
Road Train with site cabins.

This review is of a Kenworth C509 6x4 long distance prime mover.  It is in the Australian colours of Mammoet, the worldwide heavy lifting and transportation specialist. 

This model pairs with the Mammoet Road Train set.


The model comes in a Mammoet branded box.  Inside, the model is contained within a pair of factory sealed expanded polystyrene trays. 

There were no missing parts or defects on the review model.

A reprinted brochure of the C509 range of Kenworth trucks.  Also included is a Mammoet Collect card and plastic pointer.


The chassis is very detailed with a very high metal content.  The tyres have a different tread pattern on the front and rear axles, and the wheels are detailed with flexible rubber mud flaps on all axles.

An optional towing hitch can be stuck on the front bumper and a set of optional sticker-on signs are supplied such as 'Road Train'.

At the front the radiator grille is excellent.  The cab has a mass of detailed chrome work.  Under the cab is a detailed engine, modelled with many separate components including hoses and cables.  The interior is also very good.

The air intakes and exhaust stacks are first class, and the chrome fuel tanks look great.  Intricate detailing behind the cab includes highlighted bolt heads on the sleeper section. 

There are coiled lines for connection to the trailer and excellent non-slip walking surfaces.  At the rear the lights have plastic lenses.


The front wheels steer, with the steering being heavily 'notched' rather than variable. The range of movement is very good.  There is working sprung suspension on all axles.

The engine cover tilts forwards to reveal the detailed engine.

The cab doors can be opened and inside the seats have an air ride action and can be moved up and down. 

The ‘fifth wheel’ on the C509 has a spring loaded lever to secure a trailer in position.  It can also be adjusted longitudinally.


This is high quality model, with a high metal content. 

It has excellent paint work and graphics.


It is good value for the high quality. 


This is another first class model of the C509 and it looks nice in the Mammoet colour scheme.  It goes very well with the optional Freighter Road Train set.


This Mammoet C509 appeared in June 2023.  It is a limited run of 1250 models. 
Parts out of the box.
Excellent chrome work.
Very detailed chassis.
Outstanding prime mover.
Rubber-type wheel arches.
Opening cab doors.
Road Train with crane parts.